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As you may have noticed, there's a new Instructables editor around here! Even though change is good, change can also be hard, so I made this handy dandy guide to help you get the hang of the new editor and take your Instructables to the next level! Let's get started!

Step 1: Where is it?

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To use the new editor, click on the "Create" tab at the top of the page. From there, a drop down menu will appear with the options of "Create Instructable" or "Create Collection." Whether you want to create a step-by-step, photo instructable, or video instructable, click "Create."

You will be brought to the new editor and a window will pop up where you can enter the title of your Instructable and the category it belongs in. Once you have entered this information, you can click "Begin" and you will be taken to the next page.

You can always change your title and category later!

BlueDragon9211 months ago

That really helps, Thanks

Happy to help, can't wait to see what you make!

when I type the title things and enter, it asks to verify my email. I always do it but it never goes to the next thing!

when I go to step5 I don't get the screen shown above. Am I doing it wrong?

AnkitaR17 months ago

dis is ausum.....

ssmith1558 months ago

how do you make a sub step?

joeismydad8 months ago

How do you save notes onto the images? Also, how do you resize the note box thing? I can add the notes and delete them, but I can't save them (save button won't work). The box with the white outline that pops up when you click "add note" also shrinks when you try to expand it by dragging...

chienline10 months ago

How to write codes? Anyone? I mean like Preformatted Text in html or the code tag, so that we can show good indentation on our codes. Thanks in advance.

Danger is my middle name (author)  JeanG410 months ago

You should post this as it's own instructable!

Danger is my middle name (author)  JeanG410 months ago

This is really cool! You should make an Instructable of your own about it!

shahraj711 months ago

Im having trouble with this new editor, I cannot change the 'main' image of one of my old instructables anymore, and even when Im editing a instructable made with the old editor, dragging a image to the first position, the front of the line will not change the main image. I can change the 'main' image of my instructables that used the new editor, but the old one will just not work anymore.

Any reccomendations?

thank you so much for this instructables! I have problem uploading files earlier

lime3D1 year ago

Go back to the old editor. It was easier to use.

gtoal1 year ago

How do you place an image somewhere within a step rather than at the start of a step?

thanks - Graham

I have the same question as Graham. I liked how the photos were used in the steps before the new editor.

Lorddrake1 year ago

another fine Ible. Keep up the good work.

shazni1 year ago

Thanks for posting this. I shall send this link to my aunt who has been having trouble understanding the New Editor

I hope this helps her! I wrote it with my dad in mind who always has trouble and gets overwhelmed with new technology and things, so I tried to really explain it from the ground up!

I'm having issues with the cover image. I have a draft and I accidentally added the wrong image to the intro. I deleted it but it is still coming up with the wrong image. Is there a way to decide what cover image you want to use? I even deleted the intro step and did it again but the initial image I loaded is still there!

I recently published an ible' and the cover image is not even in the ible' at all! I deleted it but its still there.

Ah..I had the same issue. It's frustrating isn't it?

What you have to do is when you publish you would come to page where the main image is there. On the right there is a drop down arrow where your image name is. Click that and choose the image you want. Penolopy helped me figure that out!

Haha, I'ble-ception :P. Nice i'ble, it will help a lot!

I hope it helps! I know it's hard when things change so drastically!

Haha you made two ibles at once here didn't you? ;)

As I made this Instructable, I took screen shots to make the instructable! Definitely the most meta instructable I've ever made!

Wow, my mind=blown. No really that sounds confusing... Haha.

Yeah, it was a bit mind-bend-y haha

ASCAS1 year ago

Awesome guide! It's my first time to use the new editor, LOL. I will surely miss the old one. Both new and old had pros and cons. I hope there's an update that would restore the old editor's photo-tiles. I find those tiles very useful for navigating over the steps. It has been replaced with a new drop down menu which causes a little confusion and delay.

Sadi7891 year ago

Does anybody know what happened to image-only (stepless) Instructables? There's no option to create one anymore, and the ones I've made in the past just open in the old editor.

To make an image-only one, just upload images and don't add more steps :)

fozzy131 year ago

I love the new editor! It works much better than the old, even though I was skeptical when I first heard they'd be changing it while I was at the Pier. I'm happy with the new. Thanks for all the tips!

Cool work. Now that the old editor is officially gone of the site.

Longstanding problem is how to insert code, it is very important that the indentation not be messed around with by the editor. Also nice to have a mono space font. If you look at the computer and microcontroller instructables of the past you can see how poorly presented most code it. Will this editor ( finally ) fix this??

Hmm does the new editor address the issue of having a huge mass of pictures together, followed by all the text. Instead of an image, text, image, text, etc.

Thank God, finally someone explains how to use this thing. It's very confusing.

Couldn't have put it better myself!